Molly's Kids

Molly’s Kids: Preemie Everleigh Rose out of hospital for Thanksgiving, now home

Remember Everleigh Rose Simmons? She was the newest one of our #MollysKids a month ago. She was born in September at 25-weeks, weighing a slight 1-lb, 13-ounces.

Want to join a New Year’s Day Polar Plunge to help one of our #MollysKids?

Molly’s Kids: Kyndal Herman. Do you know what living with CF is really like?

Molly’s Kids: Meet Bryson Helms. This Boy Scout lives with Chronic Pancreatitis

Molly’s Kids: Indian Land mother donates her kidney to her son. Both doing well.

Molly’s Kids: Meet Cole Russell. Gastroschisis. Never heard of it? His mom hopes to educate you.

#MollysKids: Sofia Copp is now a junior reporter with the UNC-Charlotte soccer team

Continued Coverage

  Molly’s Kids: Love A Little - Noah Ballard and Mason Coffey

#MollysKids: Giving back to the hospital in her son’s memory

#MollysKids: Wrap up to ‘30 Kids. 30 Stories. 30 Days.’

  Molly’s Kids: Sherry Pollex and her mission to help Charlotte fight cancer. Day 30 in ‘30 Kids. 30 Stories. 30 Days.’

September 27th: Ivy and Aubree Riddle. Two kids in family of 6 facing uphill medical battles.

September 25th: Victoria Alexis Martinsen.

  September 24th: Seth Strickland, nine years later. This is one of the good stories.

We first featured Seth Strickland from Shelby over nine years ago. He was 12-years-old at the time.

September 20th: Merritt Plummer. 2-year-old with rare and unique cancer

She’s two years old. From Rowan County, in the town of Gold Hill. What you’re about to read isn’t pretty, but it’s real. I

September 19th: Facebook Live interview with pediatric oncologist

Dr. Chad Jacobsen, a pediatric oncologist in Charlotte, let Molly Grantham twist his arm enough to go live on Facebook and take your questions, and talk about his world with brain tumors and the children in our area who fight them.

September 18th: Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte... how you can help in ten days!

September 18th: This is about Carsyn Pendley. We met a year ago at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Gala. She stole the show.

September 17th: Adam Kincaid. The ups-and-downs of a summer.

September 14th: Hometown Heroes. Big Kids Helping Little Kids.

September 13th: Madison Fedak, cancer-free after nasty bone cancer

  September 12th: Ally Davis just got great news, in a year she could use it

September 10th: Pixie Dust for Carter Bucciero

September 8th: Jack Santos -- his sister was his “perfect match”

“Please read.” A father’s lesson. #MollysKids

This clip of an email. Phew. It's written by a dad right this second living the a pediatric cancer reality with his 11-year-old son.

September 6th: TJ’s Team Tournament #MollysKids

Two years ago, this is how we introduced TJ Anderson:

September 5th: Brayson Melton. Graduated Clemson; beat childhood cancer.

Brayson was diagnosed in November of 2017 with Medulloblastoma. A brain tumor. Prior to his diagnosis, this Cleveland County teen was a three-sport athlete.

September 4th: Cashlin Izzard has quite a story: At 10 years old, he has beat cancer and heart disease.

Cashlin Izzard is a 10-year-old in Lancaster County who has gone through heart disease, a transplant, kidney issues and beaten a rare cancer.

September 3rd: Brinn Andrew. Diagnosed at 20-months-old. Not old enough to say she felt badly.

September 3rd: A routine trip to the pediatrician changed Brinn Andrew’s family forever.

September 2nd. Lincoln County is on board.

Michelle Love knows pain is a big motivator.

September 1st: Elizabeth Brooks. The cycle continues. Welcome to Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Elizabeth Brooks. Sixteen years old in Marshville, Union County.

#TeamMollyTuesday: Meet Survivor Angel McCaskill

Angel McCaskill will be at Komen Charlotte’s "Race for the Cure" on October 5th. As a 12-year Survivor, she says she wouldn't miss it. SIGN UP to join her and our team http://tinyurl.com/TeamMolly2019.

Molly’s Kids: Allie McDaniels has another csf leak (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)

Allie, a Molly's Kids from Statesville, has another csf leak. She lives with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and is having a difficult time.

Molly’s Kids: Emily Cook finds her people at a new KIF1A conference

We love Emily Cook from Shelby. Emily has KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (commonly called KAND). Her mom, Julie, is amazing. Constantly researching and trying to find answers.

Molly’s Kids: Connecting family of a rare disease together

Eldon Self's mom desperately wondered if there was any one else out there dealing with the same thing. Turns out, there is.

NC teen only one of 50 people in world to live with condition

Meet Eldon Self. He lives in Leland in Brunswick County, but travels to Charlotte often for tests and treatments.

Molly’s Kids: Gaston County 8-year-old dies from brain tumor DIPG

We met him as one of our September #MollysKids. This calm, kind Gaston County boy smiled throughout our entire Christmas party here at WBTV.

Molly’s Kids: Did you know today is Koolen-de Vries Awareness Day? (We didn’t either.)

Koolen-de Vries Syndrome is something you’re born with. There are a huge spectrum of characteristics presented with those who live with the disorder.

Cassidy Hooper gets new nose, again

She is one of the few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose.

#MollysKids: Vance High School student has bone marrow transplant TODAY

He’s 16. His name is Tyler. Up until March 14th, he was at Vance High School​ playing sports and working.

Molly’s Kids: Preston Cope is the only child in the world with these two conditions

Preston Cope of Gaston County will turn 2 this December. Especially important to note, considering this Belmont boy wasn’t supposed to live past his first few days of life.

Molly’s Kids: A miracle in Kings Mountain named Corben Elmore

This Kings Mountain boy was born 17-weeks premature because his mother was reportedly a drug addict, using while pregnant, and didn’t get prenatal care.

Molly’s Kids: New diagnosis for Zander Brafford; also still some mysteries.

Zander has been admitted to the hospital three different times. Each time, a new reason with new symptoms. Scary, his mom says, for their family.

Molly’s Kids: Welcome to the House of Hearts and Hope!

This townhome is called The House of Hearts and Hope. It’s 7-miles from Duke Hospital in Durham. It’ll be free to families who stay there. There are three bedrooms – each with unique decorations. The entire home is an ode to Lyndsi’s son, Luke.

Molly’s Kids: Enzo Price has a bone marrow transplant

2-year-old Enzo Price and his chemo duck, Ducky are going through a bone marrow transplant Thursday.

Julia Teamer is 102, and a breast cancer survivor still going strong

We featured this incredible Charlotte woman a couple years ago on her 100th birthday. Julia Teamer is now 102-and-a-half and still going strong. Her friends emailed asking if we knew she was also a breast cancer survivor.

Molly’s Kids: Memorial fundraiser for Connor

We want to tell you about Connor Francisco.

#MollysKids William Beazley with an unnamed genetic syndrome

Meet William Beazley, 22-months old and trying to play the ukulele. William is originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, but his mom is from Shelby, and heard about #MollysKids through several friends still living in our area.

Molly’s Kids: Lukas Brown with pediatric kidney disease

Lukas Brown and his momma.

#MollysKids: Chloe Morris with tuberous sclerosis

Beginning of Chloe Morris’s College Essay: “Most people do not know this, but I have a secret identity. I do not talk about it much because I do not want to make people jealous. My secret identity helps me miss school to attend meetings on how to change the world.”

#MollysKids: Abigale Reilley Smuda with HAE

Happy birthday to this longtime one of our amazing #MollysKids. She doesn’t know this post is coming today so hopefully it’s a great surprise.

Welcome Chapin Donaldson. One of our newest #MollysKids living with leukemia

Two-year-old Chapin was diagnosed in July of 2017 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) - a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Molly’s Kids: Addison Martinez with rare genetic mutations

Imagine living with the flu, everyday, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those are the kind of symptoms Addison Martinez lives with. This 6-year-old from Harmony, is the newest one of our #MollysKids.

#MollysKids: Gavin Bryson from Gaston County has a big summer ahead

Look at Gavin Bryson. Last time we had an update on him, he was getting Carolina Panthers tickets on Christmas Eve from one of you guys who had kindly donated them to #MollysKids. Now he’s 11 years old and has been off his chemo for a month without any tumor regrowth.

  Molly’s Kids: Christopher Teems goes to the beach because of you guys

After lots of quiet behind-the-scene coordination – much of it on the shoulders of the generous donor who wanted to keep herself anonymous – it all worked out.

#MollysKids: Eva Bailey from Rock Hill - seeing the ‘light at the end of the Leukemia tunnel’

We first met Eva back in September 2017, when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia at 10 years old.

Molly’s Kids: Lincoln County Deputies help Landen Johnson in a surprise day

Update on longtime one of our #MollysKids, Landen Johnson. Landen is now 9-years old.

Molly’s Kids: Adam Kincaid fighting cancer that has fewer than 100 cases, worldwide

The guy in the forefront of this very cool picture is 14-year-old Adam Kincaid from Belmont, the newest one of our amazing #MollysKids.

  Molly’s Kids: A free beach week condo for Christopher Teems!

An incredibly great post about a horribly awful situation.

Molly’s Kids: Enzo Price, his rare cancer and a family looking for some love

At 22-months-old, Enzo Price started having daily fevers. His parents Zackery and Dominique couldn’t understand why.

  Molly’s Kids: Today Ally Davis gets her transplant

Her transplant was complete at 1:57 p.m. Dad Preston says the first two things she asked for when she woke up were watermelon and peanut butter.

Molly’s Kids: Now determined - Remington Simmons has two genetic mutations

Now confirmed: sweet 8-month-old Remington Simmons in Gastonia has two genetic mutations. Her older sister Jaclyn was also tested, and has one.

Molly’s Kids: Christopher Teems brain tumor takes turn for the worse

This week they got word his nasty DIPG brain tumor – diagnosed last year – has grown. Doctors took him off his chemo pills. It was also decided if he did more radiation, it’d do more harm than good.

Meet the newest one of our Molly’s Kids: A 13-month old in Gaston County

“I’d love to tell you the story of our little girl,” Brooke Spence said from her home in Mount Holly.

Molly’s Kids: Meet Fletcher. Six years old. Lincoln County.

Fletcher is a sweet, spunky 6-year-old who lives in Denver, in Lincoln County.

Molly’s Kids: Jasmine Love has new college plans... and thank you to everyone who has tried to help

A Gaston County pediatric cancer survivor looking for scholarships wasn’t looking for outright money. She’d been accepted and was instead wanting links for scholarships aimed at aiding cancer-surviving kids who have overcome obstacles.

Molly’s Kids: Ally’s stem cell transplant update

Ally is waiting for a scan of everything, from her head to sinuses, heart, lungs, all the way down to her kidneys. Later this month she’ll be back at Levine Children’s for 8 straight days of high-dose chemotherapy. She has also been getting her stem cells harvested, for a stem cell transplant that w

Family of one #MollysKids helps another

Two Saturdays ago I wrote about a little girl just two days old. Livi Sigmon. Her older brother, Luke, had been one of our #MollysKids. Way down in the post I mentioned that Luke/Livi's mom had started a Foundation in Luke's memory.

Molly’s Kids: New surgery for cerebral palsy helps Lincoln County 3-year-old

Gage Boyles was premature in part because he lacked oxygen, which ultimately ended up causing a mild form of cerebral palsy. He recently received what his mom calls a "life-changing" surgery.

Molly’s Kids: Colin’s last day of treatment!

You guys know what ringing the bell means… Colin Case is done!

Molly’s Kids: Luke Hamilton in Lancaster County, has lupus

“Good morning Molly,I have been following your fabulous kids for several years and am in awe of each of their stories."

Molly’s Kids: Aurora Jayne has a syndrome you probably can’t pronounce

This 6-year-old is a “daddy’s girl” who lives in Lincolnton and has a great name – Aurora Jayne.

Molly’s Kids: Leland Christman - great news!

Last week this Clover, SC boy was declared five years cancer-free. As any family who has ever dealt with cancer knows, the five-year mark is HUGE."We cried happy tears as we heard, 'This is your last appointment with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Team,'" said mom Leanne.

Molly’s Kids: Shhhhh!! No one has seen this picture of Ally Davis yet in her gown

Shhhhhhh!! No one has seen Ally Davis’s gown yet. This is what she'll wear Friday IF she can go to the gala for her “Student of the Year Charlotte” campaign.

Molly’s Kids: #TakesMyBreathAway 2019

This precious little girl would be 22 years old today.

Molly’s Kids: World Rare Disease Day is February 28th

"Rare Disease Awareness. It starts with a wish... It can end with a cure."

Molly’s Kids: Ally Davis relapses with her cancer battle

Since the day Ally was first diagnosed with cancer in 2016, she has been rallying every other child she ever came across to make sure they knew they weren’t alone.

Molly’s Kids: Yet another case of the rare Ehlers Danlos in our area...

12-year-old Serenidy Bush is the 6th child in our area that we know of who was diagnosed with the supposedly “rare” Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Molly’s Kids: New local charity to help kids born with terminal illnesses in spirit of sweet girl

This might be a tough picture to see, but this precious baby girl is from Concord, in Cabarrus County. She had an inoperable brain tumor so big that this is how her sweet skull looked four days before she passed.

Molly’s Kids: Hickory’s Miracle Child, Gabriel Revis, is 4 years old!

Happy 4th Birthday to this little miracle, Gabriel Revis.

Molly’s Kids: Granite Falls teen Allison Hodge dies of Leukemia.

Allison became one of our #MollysKids in 2015. We first featured her when there was controversy about whether she was allowed to be a cheerleader for her Granite Falls middle school.

Molly’s Kids: Allie sees JT

Allie McDaniels had a blast Sunday night in Raleigh with JT.